Halloween Festivals and Fun

Harvest Festivals, Block Parties, Costume Carnivals & Spooky Street Scenes

haunted house lighteningThere are many ways to enjoy Halloween in Los Angeles, ranging from intensely scary Halloween Theme Parks and Halloween Mazes and Rides to safely spooky Halloween Home Haunts and Halloween events for children. Somewhere in between are community-oriented festivals and fairs. These may be yard haunts that outgrew their yard, semi-professional fund-raisers, or events organized by churches, community centers, or businesses.

These Community Haunts, Harvest Festivals, Block Parties, Carnivals, and Street Fairs provide a safe way for families to enjoy the holiday. Although a few of them may not be suitable for the very youngest children, many provide a mix of attractions whose appeal ranges from youngsters to teens to parents.

Note: We list some of the more notable Halloween Festivals and Fairs on this page, judging them to be worthy of seeking out even if you do not live nearby. However, most of these events fly under our radar because they are intended to serve the local community. If you are looking for something in your area, check out this 2014 list from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, which offers haunts at numerous community centers and parks around the city.

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Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

  Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood Website: www.laydayofthedead.com 2015 Date: Saturday, October 24 Hours : 12pm to 12 am Tickets : General Admission $20 per person (please bring exact change); ...
Fall Harvest Festival

Fall Harvest Festival

Forneris Farms, 15200 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Website: www.fornerisfarms.com Dates : annually in October Fall Harvest Fest Hours : Forneris Farms is open daily from 9am to 6pm, but Harvest Fest activities take place only during th...
Halloween Witches Tea

Halloween Witches Tea

High Tea Cottage 21938 Costanso Street Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 887-2117 highteacottage.com Dates & Hours : One Saturday or Sunday only, close to or on Halloween,  3pm til roughly 6 This is one of the more unique Halloween events ...
Hollywood Halloween Street Fair

Hollywood Halloween Street Fair

Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90068 Dates & Hours:  October 31 – Dusk to 10:00pm (some stores will be open later) PRICE : Free INFORMATION : Looking for a way to spend Halloween in Los Angeles that won’t set your wallet back? This...
Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt

Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt

Shoreline Village 401-435 Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach 90802 www.shorelinevillage.com Dates : October 14-16, 20-23, 26-31 Tickets : $5 for the haunted house The annual Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt offers a variety of activities: a...
West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival

West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival

Santa Monica Boulevard, between Doheny & La Cienaga West Hollywood, CA 90069 Dates & Hours : October 31 - 6:00PM till midnight (and beyond…?) Price : Free Parking : Difficult (unless you come way early). With Santa Monica blocked off to...

Some haunts listed under other categories (such as Halloween Haunts for Children) may be of interest to people looking for Halloween Festivals, Block Parties & Spooky Street Scenes. Check these out:

Angelino Heights Trick-or-Treating

Angelino Heights Trick-or-Treating

Carroll Avenue and Douglas Street in Angelino Heights Date : Halloween Night This historic Los Angeles neighborhood is famous for its Victorian mansions - perfectly suited for atmospheric yard haunts - which the locals deck out in elaborate displays...
Beverly Hills Witch House Trick-or-Treating

Beverly Hills Witch House Trick-or-Treating

Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue in Beverly Hills Date : Halloween Night Legend has it that costumed children visiting this wealthy neighborhood receive full-sized candy bars and even cash in their trick-or-treat bags on October 31, but we wouldn't co...
Brentwood Trick-or-Treating

Brentwood Trick-or-Treating

Brentwood Glen, between Church and Beloit Streets in Brentwood Date : Halloween Night, starting at dusk This upscale neighborhood near the 405 Freeway has a reputation for good candy and decorated homes with spooky Jack O'Lanterns. The nearby Brentwood...
Burbank Haunted Adventure

Burbank Haunted Adventure

Stough Canyon Nature Center 1335 Lockhead View Drive, Burbank hauntedadventure.info www.burbankca.gov (818) 238-5440 2016 Dates : October 14-15, 22 2016 Theme : Haunted Adventure celebrates its 20th anniversary with "The Unknown." Hours : ...
Montana Avenue Halloween Hop

Montana Avenue Halloween Hop

Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA Date:  October 31, 3-6pm Montana Avenue Merchants Association presents this event from 3-6pm on Halloween night. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating all along Montana Avenue, plus all kinds of fun, spooky a...
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

702 North Doheny Drive, West Hollywood Dates : TBA, usually most of October through Halloween Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch offers a variety of kid-friendly activities: petting zoo, "jumpin' pumpkin, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, ...
Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

One Colorado Courtyard & Colorado Boulevard, Old Town Pasadena, CA www.oldpasadena.org 626.356.9725 2016 Dates & Hours: Saturday, October 29, 10am-noon: Pumpkin Decorating at 41 Hugus Alley. Phone: (626) 564-1066 Monday, October...
Revenge of the Ninja Maze and Block Party

Revenge of the Ninja Maze and Block Party

The Way of the Shadow Martial Arts Academy 18727 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance CA 90504 revengeoftheninja.com info@revengeoftheninjamaze.com 310-327-1837 2016 Dates : October 29-31, with a family-friendly block party on Halloween Night only Hours :...
Riviera Village Trick-or-Treating

Riviera Village Trick-or-Treating

Riviera Village 1799 So. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 www.rivieravillage.org Date & Hours : October 31, 4-6pm It's not the Southern France; it's the South Bay! Designed to simulate the French Riviera, this secluded shopping center...
Sierra Madre Halloween Happenings

Sierra Madre Halloween Happenings

Kersting Court 51 N Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 Date : Halloween Night East of Pasadena and just below the San Gabriel Mountains, this well-to-do community seems like the last place in Los Angeles for a Halloween event; nevertheless, t...
Toluca Lake Trick-or-Treating

Toluca Lake Trick-or-Treating

Ledge Ave and Moorpark Street; Toluca Estates Drive and Valley Spring Lane in Toluca Lake Date : Halloween Night Not far from Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Studios, this neighborhood is understandably inhabited by many people in the film industry, ...
Venice Beach Trick-or-Treating

Venice Beach Trick-or-Treating

Dell and Venice Boulevard in Venice Beach Interested in a haunting seaside experience? Then head over to Venice Beach on Halloween Night! Parking is a nightmare, but your efforts will be rewarded as you traverse bridges over canals and view decorated...